Average Bench: 47.7% (301st of 985)

Based on 21,431 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4, 1F8BFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

The Intel Core i7-920 is five and a half years old which puts it at an enormous disadvantage to more modern processors. The 920 sports four cores and eight threads which is the same basic configuration that Intel still uses in the majority of their i7s. Comparing the 920 to the 4770K, its modern day equivalent, shows that 920 lags by 63% at stock speeds and by 44% when both processors are overclocked. Overclocking improves the 920 by 30% vs just 17% for the 4770K. Aside from approximately 50% more calculation throughput the 4770K offers lower power consumption, compatibility with Intel's latest FCLGA1150 platform, on-board graphics and newer CPU instructions. Owners of the 920 should probably consider upgrading not only to improve system response times but also to take advantage of the newer platform. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 33%Average: 47.7% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
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Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-920 averaged 52.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 70.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-920 is 31.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-920 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 349Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 336Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,431 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.2 SC Int 66.6 90.3
54 SC Float 70.4 95.4
52 SC Mixed 68.6 92.8
54.8% 68.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 QC Int 226 308
159 QC Float 241 335
157 QC Mixed 233 318
52.9% 233 Pts
Min Avg Max
212 MC Int 318 428
232 MC Float 349 473
216 MC Mixed 336 452
50% 334 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.7
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 98.8
79% 98.7 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 356
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 467
MC Float 513
MC Mixed 496
74% 492 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.8
SC Float 90.6
SC Mixed 88.3
70% 87.9 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 344
QC Mixed 337
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 440
66% 438 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
SC Int 88.6
SC Float 96.4
SC Mixed 93.4
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 306
69% 304 Pts
MC Int 444
MC Float 488
MC Mixed 472
70% 468 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 67
SC Float 71.3
SC Mixed 68.9
55% 69.1 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 227
51% 225 Pts
MC Int 322
MC Float 355
MC Mixed 343
51% 340 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $246 @ launch in Sep '08
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Desktop 47%
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Workstation 27%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $813

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-920 Processor (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ4'08
Processor Numberi7-920
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$305.00
Clock Speed2.66 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.93 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size42.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size263 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors731 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Intel i7-920 (Bloomfield) Quad Core Processor...

Model: AT80601000741AA

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

3 months ago.

Last forever. Allmost 10 years ! Overclock with BCLK 152 MHz, std voltage, c-states enabled for Linux coding


Excellent

7 months ago.

Classic that never ages, still amusing the kids in the family and making the new Ryzen 1600 jealous. Throttling at stock speeds through games , Youtube videos and time.


Poor

3 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

I finally went to an AMD ryzen 1200 cpu for an upgrade. I had my 920 for 9 years, it was a D0 stepping: Awesome performance, but its getting old, and it was a heating element lol. memory performance on those chipsets its below par. My old 920 setup @ 3.8Ghz , with 1060gtx / 6gb ram: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/6573606 My newer Ryzen 2-1300 setup @ 3.9Ghz with 1060gtx / 16gb ram http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/6677714


Terrible

6 months ago.

much more core yet slower than g4560


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

15 months ago.

For 40 dollars... This is extremely good cpu even on stock frequencies


Good

24 months ago.

Its old but good 4GHz in OC no Problem and Triple RAM dont need to upgread


Excellent

2 months ago.

over 8 years of flawless service


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